Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation – Chief Executive Officer

OPENID# 18-1859 Location: Fort McMurray, AB

The Opportunity

The WBEDC Taskforce has retained an independent third-party search firm, Davies Park, to identify potential candidates for the upcoming CEO position of the WBEDC.  Final decisions on the requirements and experience are to be determined by the newly-appointed WBEDC Board of Directors, once they are officially appointed by Council.

Reporting to the board of directors, the CEO is responsible for managing the overall operations of the organization and carrying out all policies and directives of the board. Through the creation and implementation of strategic goals and objectives, as specified by the board, this position is instrumental in fulfilling the organizations vision, mission, and values.

In conjunction with the board, the CEO establishes the strategic direction of the organization. The CEO is also responsible for board support, leadership, governance, stakeholder relationships, and general administrative duties.

The CEO will be responsible for providing leadership and overall direction in the planning (strategic, operational, and capital), development, and the implementation of processes, programs, and services that support the directives of WBEDC.

The CEO is the “visible” face of WBEDC and is responsible for the organization’s reputation and brand.  He/she participates in the creation and implementation of a common vision for the organization and serves as a role model for the organization’s vision, mission, and values, while creating and fostering a culture of integrity among the senior leaders and throughout the organization.

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